Das Corona Virus fordert leider auch in der Skateboardszene Opfer. Mark Waters ist, nach 5 Wochen Kampf, an COVID-19 gestorben. Dies teilte seine Familie gestern über die GoFundMe Webseite mit.
Waters war seit den 80er Jahren in der amerikanischen Szene durch Thrasher und TransWorld Skateboarding bekannt. Vor seinem Tod war er der offizielle Men’s Team Manager des USA Olympic Skateboarding Team.
Thank you all again for all your incredible support, prayers and PMA. It has meant the world to us and has given us comfort during this difficult time.
We are heartbroken to tell you that Mark passed away at 6:46am today. He was transferred to UCI early this morning to be placed on an ECMO machine. His condition worsened and the medical team did everything they could to save him. UCI allowed us to visit and we’re so grateful we got to see him.
We’re are devastated, heartbroken and in shock. The world has lost an amazing husband, father, brother, uncle, friend and mentor. Your stories and photos are a testament to a life well lived. Although it was cut short, he leaves a lasting legacy.
We have been so fortunate to have Mark’s sisters here with us and the support of family and friends.
We appreciate your understanding while we take time to grieve.
As a reminder, we followed all of the safety protocols during this pandemic. It only took one instance where Mark was exposed by people not following the recommended guidelines. Please don’t let Mark’s life be in vain. Please, please, wear your mask, social distance and wash your hands. It could be a matter of life and death.
Claudine and Avery
RIP Mark Waters.